Curriculum

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GGIP's coursework is minimal to allow for additional courses of the individual candidate's selection.

Applicants are expected to have a strong background in Cell Biology and the equivalent of the following UC Davis courses:

STA

100

Applied Statistics

4 units

BIS

104

Regulation of Cell Function

3 units

Students can use the Fall quarter of the first academic year following initial enrollment to fufill these prerequisites. The core coursework for Integrative Pathobiology does not begin until the Winter quarter of the first academic year. Students are expected to make up deficiencies in statistics or cell biology prior to entering Integrative Pathobiology Core I.

Students are encouraged to take English and Writing courses in their first quarter if they do not have a strong background in either topic.

Masters Degree

Core Courses (18 units)

PMI

201

Integrative Pathobiology Core I

5 units

PMI

202

Integrative Pathobiology Core II

4 units

PMI

203

Experimental Design

2 units

PMI

270

Advanced Immunology

3 units

PMI

298

Foundations in Research

1 unit

MPM

408b

Group-Specific Seminar I - Scientific Writing

1 unit

Variable

200+

Research Seminars (2)

2 units

Ethics    (either one of the 2 choices below)    

PLP

298

Ethics in Scientific Research

2 units

RCR Program

Research Ethics

8 seminars

The student is required to take a minimum of 30 quarter units of upper division and graduate course work and submit a thesis based on original research. The course requirements must be fulfilled by taking 18 units of core coursework and 12 of the 30 units must be graduate work (lab rotations) in the major field as defined by the graduate adviser and the major professor. Electives are chosen with the approval of the graduate adviser. For all students, there are 18 units of required course work. Most of the additional units are obtained by taking research seminars and research units (for example, PMI 299) from the major professor or other collaborating faculty.

Sample Masters Course Plan

PhD Degree

Core Courses (20 units)
PMI

201

Integrative Pathobiology Core I

5 units

PMI

202

Integrative Pathobiology Core II

4 units

PMI

203

Experimental Design

2 units

PMI

270

Advanced Immunology

3 units

MPM

408b

Group-Specific Seminar I - Scientific Writing

1 unit

PMI

290

Group-Specific Research Seminar - QE Prep

1 unit

PMI

298

Foundations in Research

1 unit

Variable

200+

Research Seminars (3)

3 units

Ethics    (either one of the 2 choices below)    

PLP

298

Ethics in Scientific Research

2 units

RCR Program

Research Ethics

8 seminars


The student is required to take a minimum of 30 quarter units of upper division and graduate course work and submit a dissertation based on original research. The course requirements must be fulfilled by taking 20 units of core coursework and 10 of the 30 units must be obtained by taking research courses (for example, PMI 299) from the major professor or other collaborating faculty. Additional elective courses can be chosen with the approval of the graduate adviser.

Sample PhD Course Plan